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Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 30-01-14, 01:27 AM
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Posted By artsyiconophile
Smile I did contact Rosemary & Co. Rosemary obtains the...

I did contact Rosemary & Co. Rosemary obtains the hairs for her brushes from Russia and Canada. Hope this helps other artists here in the US until this issue is resolved.

Best regards,
John
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 16-01-14, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,922
Posted By artsyiconophile
Angry Kolinsky sable brushes in the US

Have the rest of you egg tempera artists here in the US noticed that kolinsky sable brushes are now impossible to find? The issue is caused by the US Fish and Wildlife Service with European...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 30-07-12, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,251
Posted By artsyiconophile
Arbrador, I do have some high-grade lapis...

Arbrador,

I do have some high-grade lapis that I was going to grind & try to make Fra Angelico Blue. But, I have learned from other sources that this is a tricky process where, if not done...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 30-07-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,251
Posted By artsyiconophile
Thank you, Mona. Your response is very helpful....

Thank you, Mona. Your response is very helpful. I will likely buy the Ultramarine Very Dark and mix it with the lapis I have from Cornelissen in order to bring it closer to true Fra Angelico Blue. I...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 10-07-12, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,251
Posted By artsyiconophile
Mona, How does the Ultramarine Extra Dark...

Mona,

How does the Ultramarine Extra Dark from Kremer compare to the lapis pigment that you bought from DeMairo? I purchased some dark blue lapis from Cornelissen and had it shipped here to the...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 26-10-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,234
Posted By artsyiconophile
Talking Cornelissen vs. other pigment suppliers

I live in the US and I ordered some pigments from Cornelissen & Son. I must say that I am highly impressed. The quality is amazing. And, with the exchange rate plus shipping charges, the prices are...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 29-08-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 23,819
Posted By artsyiconophile
I understand that ox gall also works to decrease...

I understand that ox gall also works to decrease the surface tension so that tempera can be applied over the gold. I believe that you simply apply the ox gall over the gold leaf. Perhaps you can also...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 02-10-07, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,413
Posted By artsyiconophile
I read somewhere that the addition of more medium...

I read somewhere that the addition of more medium is the appropriate method and that additional water can compromise the strength of the paint film. It was critical of a particular author.

Which...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 02-10-07, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,248
Posted By artsyiconophile
Cross hatching proplasmos/sankir

I learned to lay in the base color as a solid.

Based on what I have seen, contoured crosshatching (using small, thin lines) is only used to build lights primarily in the Byzantine/Greek styles...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 29-09-07, 01:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,248
Posted By artsyiconophile
smooth transitions on icons

I find that smooth transitions can be easily achieved due to the transluscent nature of egg tempera. The trick is to know how to do that. The following applies to the hatching technique - either...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 06-12-06, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,093
Posted By artsyiconophile
The video is definitely most useful. The...

The video is definitely most useful. The directions are very clear and it really helps to be able watch the process.
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 05-12-06, 09:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 43,309
Posted By artsyiconophile
Actually, there are pigments that act adversely...

Actually, there are pigments that act adversely with lime. Check out Kremer's web site and you can learn more. Reading the descriptions of the various pigments sold on naturalpigments.com and/or on...
Forum: The Forum for Tempera Painting Issues 29-11-06, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,152
Posted By artsyiconophile
I have not yet dabbled in egg tempera, and thus,...

I have not yet dabbled in egg tempera, and thus, I have a question regarding traditional gesso - how absorbent is it?

I have seen sample boards with the Golden absorbent ground and it really does...
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